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The Very Busy Spider (Step into Reading) (original 1984; edition 2021)

by Eric Carle (Author)

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The farm animals try to divert a busy little spider from spinning her web, but she persists and produces a thing of both beauty and usefulness. The pictures may be felt as well as seen.
Title:The Very Busy Spider (Step into Reading)
Authors:Eric Carle (Author)
Info:Random House Books for Young Readers (2021), 32 pages
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The Very Busy Spider by Eric Carle (1984)


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A great book for kids learning to read ( )
  Bookslesstravelled | Apr 15, 2022 |
The Very Busy Spider story is a short story about a little spider who works hard to build a web to catch herself a fly. Throughout the story, many different farm animals approach her and ask her to do things with them, and try to pull her from her task. Even though so many distractions came at her, she kept on spinning her web. By the end of the story, she caught a fly and had a beautiful web to look at. I think that this story can teach young children about good work ethic and that if you focus, work hard and block out the distractions you can achieve something great, just like the little spider's web. This book is best for primary students. ( )
  Shelby.Franks. | Feb 9, 2022 |
"Mailbox", PK-K, Oct/Nov 1991
"Mailbox", Gr 1, Sept/Oct 1995
EDU 271
  HCC_Education_Dept | Jul 26, 2021 |
Multi-sensory book.
Good for vocabulary about animals, actions, and onomatopoeic sounds.
  Lou_Sanz | Jul 24, 2021 |
This book is a great way to teach time to children. It goes through the hours of the day in a fun way. It also uses repetition in this book. ( )
  emilylaurendav | Apr 18, 2021 |
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“Eric Carle’s The Very Busy Spider is now available in board-book form. A contemporary classic, the simple picture storybook is about the satisfaction of working and completing a task. Readers follow a spider through the day as it creates a web. The web is actually a raised line of thin plastic that can be felt when tracing it with a finger. Carle’s signature collage illustrations, in vivid colors and varied textures, carry the story.”
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“Early one morning the wind blew a spider across the field. A thin, silky thread trailed from her body. The spider landed on a fence post near a farm yard… and began to spin a web with her silky thread.”
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The farm animals try to divert a busy little spider from spinning her web, but she persists and produces a thing of both beauty and usefulness. The pictures may be felt as well as seen.

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Penguin Australia

3 editions of this book were published by Penguin Australia.

Editions: 0241135907, 0448444216, 0141338326


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